High School Sports

  • Point guards face tall task of being ultimate multi-taskers

    It’s a job that is part floor leader, part psychiatrist and part-time scorer.

    Welcome to the world of a basketball point guard, whose job is to run the offense, find open players for good shots at the basket, act as the “go-to” person for his or her team and, if necessary, act as the on-floor club booster.

    The point guard for Brighton’s girls basketball team is a shooting guard for her club team.

  • CHSAA leaves transfer rules alone

    AURORA -- The Colorado High School Activities Association's legislative council left the state's transfer rule in place during its annual winter meeting Jan. 29.

    The council unanimously turned down three proposed changes to the transfer rules, including one that would have kep student-athletes out of interscholastic sports for a year after the date of transfer.

    Brighton High School athletic director Todd Potestio, who is a member of the council, said any changes to the rules need to be stricter than what's in place now.

  • Baca places at Top of Rockies wrestling tourney

    LAFAYETTE -- Brighton's Ray Baca finished fourth at this year's Top of the Rockies wrestling tournament at Centaurus High School Jan. 24.

    Baca, competing at 120 pounds, lost his first match in the third round Jan. 23. He won four straight matches Jan. 24 before losing in the third-place match.

    Thirty-three teams from six states sent wrestlers to the tournament.

    BHS finished 11th in the team standings.

  • Rivalry week wrapping up for Baca, Brighton wrestlers

    BRIGHTON — There are lots of plots and subplots for Brighton 120-pound wrestler Raymond Baca in this rivalry week.

  • PVHS baseball team headed to Georgia this spring

    BRIGHTON — There aren’t many teams that wouldn’t trade the cold, unpredictable spring weather of Colorado for the promise of warm sunshine.

    Prairie View’s baseball team thinks so, too. The ThunderHawks are on their way to the Louisville Slugger Select Classic, a four-game tournament at Perfect Game Park South in Emerson, Ga.

  • Brighton athletic schedule Jan. 30

    Here is today's Brighton area prep sports schedule:

    Boys basketball: Gateway @ Brighton, 7:30 p.m.; Hinkley @ Prairie View, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Prairie View @ Hinkley, 7 p.m.; Brighton @ Gateway, 7 p.m.

  • Prairie View scoreboard -- Jan. 31


    Here are Prairie View's individual results from the Brighton Invitational tournament through the 220-pounders.

    Gage Loveall took second at 106 pounds. Keynan Davis (120) and Elmer Baca (182) wound up third. Joe Archuleta (126 pounds) was fourth, as was  Sly Montgomery at 195 pounds. Brandon Porta took fifth at 152 pounds, and Brendon Woolsey was sixth at 170 pounds.

    Girls basketball

  • Eagle Ridge scoreboard – Jan. 30

    Boys basketball

    Campion Academy picked up a come-from-behind, 66-51 home-floor win against Eagle Ridge Jan. 26.

    Joel Mendoza led the Warriors in the scoring with 16 points. Justin Gutowski had three, 3-pointers en route to 13 points. He also picked off four rebounds. John Landeros had 10.

    The Warriors took a 61-55 win at Venture Prep in East Denver Jan. 29. Josh Ennis had 24 pionts, nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Mendoza added 17 points, five assists and four steals.

    Girls basketball

  • BHS scoreboard – Jan. 31


    Here are the individual results of Brighton's invitational wrestling tournament through the 220-pound matches.

    Johnny Sanchez won the championship at 106 pounds. Raymond Baca (120) and Orlando Gallegos (132) were second. Nathan Baca (138), Dante Martinez (145) and Jeremiah Ellerd (160 took third. Nicholas Gonzales was fourth at 113 pounds.

    Ian Helwick wound up fifth at 170 pounds. Tanner Aitken wound up second at 195 pounds.

    Girls swimming

  • Applewhite's journey coming full circle with CSU job

    FORT COLLINS — Bryan Applewhite may have strong ties to the Johnny Cash song, “I’ve Been Everywhere.”